The New York Red Bulls, Paris Saint-Germain and Boca Juniors will play in the 2011 Emirates Cup in England.
The tournament, contested over July 30 and July 31, will be hosted by English Premier League giants Arsenal as normal, with this year’s teams sure to entice several fans through the gates at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry plays for the New York franchise, while the Boca Juniors are a significant drawcard being the most successful South American club of all time.
On the same day, Arsenal also announced that they agreed to a three-year extension of their contract with Emirates, to be the naming rights sponsor of the tournament.
“We’re delighted and proud to once again be hosting the Emirates Cup this summer,” Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis said on Thursday.
“Nearly half a million supporters have now come to Emirates Stadium to attend the Emirates Cup in the four years, and the tournament is now recognised around the world as a prestigious pre-season event.”
“New York Red Bulls, Boca Juniors and Paris Saint-Germain are three clubs with great players and huge followings, and they are sure to make Emirates Cup 2011 a hugely exciting weekend of football.”
“Also, I’m sure all Arsenal fans will be looking forward to welcoming back Thierry Henry – a true Arsenal legend.”
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